Aortic Root Surgery: The Biological Solution

Aortic Root Surgery: The Biological Solution

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Aortic Root Surgery: The Biological Solution by Charles Abraham Yankah

The surgical treatment of the aortic valve and root disease, organic and ischemic mitral regurgitation, and endocarditis has made great strides. Still, there is the well-known dilemma: on the one hand the need for anticoagulation in patients with mechanical valves that otherwise guarantee long-term functioning and, on the other, the unpredictable durability of biological substitutes and of valve repair procedures which, per se, do not require anticoagulation. The choice of procedure is determined by factors such as patients' age, metabolic and bleeding disorders, and bleeding preconditions, as well as such critical issues as the desire to bear children in young women.

The book contains a collection of proceedings of The Berlin Heart Valve Symposium which was held in November 2008. It focuses on current surgical approaches to and evolving trends in aortic valve repair, aortic root and valve replacement with pulmonary autograft, aortic allograft, stentless and stented bioprostheses. Further contributions will deal with recent advances in catheter-based percutaneous and transapical techniques, ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation, tissue engineering of heart valves, multi-modality imaging, and anticoagulation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783662526897
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2010
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

Imaging of the aortic root

Perioperative imaging for assessing aortic and mitral valve diseases and surgical procedures M. Kukucka 3

Innovations in aortic valve surgery

The aortic root C.A. Yankah M. Pasic E. Ivanitskaia-K?hn J. Kempfert T. Walther F.W. Mohr R. Hetzer 13

Percutaneous transluminal aortic valve replacement: The CoreValve prosthesis U. Gerckens L. B?llesfeld G. Latsios R. M?ller B. Sauren S. Iversen E. Grube 22

Transapical aortic valve implantation - a truly minimally invasive option for high-risk patients J. Kempfert F.W. Mohr T. Walther 32

From minimally invasive to percutaneous aortic valve replacement L. Conradi H. Treede H. Reichenspurner 46

Sutureless equine aortic valve replacement S. Martens 57

The Ross operation: Aortic valve and root replacement with pulmonary autograft

Pulmonary autograft or aortic allograft for surgical treatment of active infective aortic valve endocarditis: a review of the literature C.A. Yankah 67

The Ross operation: two decades of clinical experience J.F.M. Bechtel H.-H. Sievers T. Hanke U. Stierle A.J.J.J.C. Bogers W. Hemmer J.O. B?hm J.G. Rein C.A. Botha R. Lange J. H?rer A. Moritz T. Wahlers U.F.W. Franke M. Breuer K. Ferrari-K?hne R. Hetzer M. H?bler G. Ziemer A. W. Gorski J.J.M. Takkenberg M. Misfeld 74

Aortic valve repair and valve sparing root procedures

The bicuspid aortic valve J.F.M. Bechtel M. Misfeld C. Schmidtke H.-H. Sievers 89

From dynamic anatomy to conservative aortic valve surgery: the tale of the ring E. Lansac I. Di Centa 102

Yacoub/David techniques for aortic root operation: success and failures J.F.M. Bechtel H.H. Sievers T. Hanke E.I. Charitos C. Schmidtke E.G. Kraatz U. Stierle M. Misfeld 133

Aortic annuloplasty W.F. Northrup III S.D. Rollins 144

Correction of aortic valve incompetence combined with ascending aortic aneurysm by relocation of the aortic valve plane through a short-length aortic graft replacement R. Hetzer N. Solowjowa M. Kukucka C. Knosalla R. R?ttgen 178

Using BioGlue to achieve hemostasis in aortic root surgery S.A. LeMaire J.S. Coselli 185


Challenges in the surgical management of infective endocarditis C.-A. Mestres J.M. Mir? 195

Clinical results of the Shelhigh? stentless bioprosthesis in patients with active infective endocarditis: 8-year single center experience M. Musci Y. Weng H. Siniawski S. Kosky M. Pasic M. H?bler A. Amiri J. Stein R. Meyer R. Hetzer 210

Double valve endocarditis and evolving paraannular abscess formation H. Siniawski M. Dandel H.B. Lehmkuhl C.A. Yankah R. Hetzer 223

Aortic root abscess: reconstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract and allograft aortic valve and root replacement C.A. Yankah M. Pasic H. Siniawski Y. Weng R. Hetzer 243

Implantation techniques of freehand subcoronary aortic valve and root replacement with a cryopreserved allograft for aortic root abscess C.A. Yankah M. Pasic Y. Weng R. Hetzer274

Surgery for atrial fibrillation

Cryoablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve surgery - Technique and recent results J. Passage M.A. Borger J. Seeburger A. Rastan T. Walther N. Doll F.W. Mohr 291

Minimally invasive endoscopic ablation on the beating heart in patients with lone atrial fibrillation U. Rosendahl J. Ennker 302

Hemodynamic evaluation of the bioprosthetic aortic valves

Evaluation of bioprosthetic valve performance as a function of geometric orifice area and space efficiency - a reliable alternative to effective orifice area J. Sauter 313

Long-term results of biological valves

Stentless bioprostheses

Stented and stentless aortic bioprostheses: competitive or complimentary? W.R.E. Jamieson 341

Edwards Prima Plus Stentless Bioprosthesis: long-term clinical and hemodynamic results A. Fabbri A. D'Onofrio S. Auriemma G.D. Cresce C. Piccin A. Favaro P. Magagna 346

The Cryo-Life O'Brian stentless valve: 1991-2008 U. Hvass T. Joudinaud 356

Medtronic stentless Freestyle? porcine aortic valve replacement J. Ennker A. Albert I. Florath 366

The ATS 3f Aortic Bioprosthesis J.L. Cox 386

The Vascutek Elan stentless porcine prosthesis - the Glasgow experience G.A. Berg P. Sonecki R.B.S. Berg K.J.D. MacArthur 396

Sorin pericardial valves - Operative technique and early results of biological valves S. Beholz S. Meyer N. von Wasielewski W.F. Konertz 406

Stented bioprostheses

The changing role of pericardial tissue in biological valve surgery: 22 years' experience with the Sorin Mitroflow stented pericardial valve C.A. Yankah M. Pasic J. Stein C. Detschades H. Siniawski R. Hetzer 417

20 years' durability of Carpentier-Edwards Perimount stented pericardial aortic valve E. Bergo?nd M.R. Aupart A. Mirza Y.A. Meurisse A.L. Sirinelli P.H. Neville M.A. Marchand 441

Twenty-year experience with the St. Jude Medical Biocor bioprosthesis in the aortic position W. Eichinger 452

20-Year durability of bioprostheses in the aortic position W.R.E. Jamieson 463

Clinical results including hemodynamic performance of the Medtronic Mosaic porcine bioprosthesis up to ten years F.-C. Riess R. Bader E. Cramer L. Hansen B. Kleijnen G. Wahl J. Wallrath S. Winkel N. Bleese 470

Aortic root replacement with the Bio Valsalva prosthesis D. Pacini R. Di Bartolomeo 487

Valve replacement in renal dialysis patients: bioprostheses versus mechanical prostheses W.R.E. Jamieson V. Chan 498

Replacement of bioprostheses after structural valve deterioration C.A. Yankah M. Pasic H. Siniawski J. Stein C. Detschades A. Unbehaun N. Solowjowa S. Buz Y. Weng R. Hetzer 503

Predictors of patient's outcome

Predicted outcomes after aortic valve replacement in octogenarians with aortic stenosis C. Piper D. Hering G. Kleikamp R. K?rfer D. Horstkotte 523

Predicted patient outcome after bioprosthetic AVR and the Ross operation J.J.M. Takkenberg M.W.A. van Geldorp 530


Anticoagulation and self-management of INR: mid-term results H. K?rtke J. Gummert 541

Tissue engineering

Biomatrix-polymer hybrid material for heart valve tissue engineering C. Stamm N. Grabow G. Steinhoff 551

Standards for the in vitro fabrication of heart valves using human umbilical cord cells C. L?ders-Theuerkauf R. Hetzer 564

Tissue engineering with a decellularized valve matrix W. Konertz S. Holinski S. Dushe A. Weymann W. Erdbr?gger S. Posner M. Stein-Konertz P. Dohmen 574

Regularatory issues on tissue valves

Human tissues for cardiovascular surgery: regulatory requirements D.M. Fronk J.D. Ferros 581

Concluding remarks 588

Acknowledgments C. A. Yankah 590

Atlas of biological valves C.A. Yankah 591

Subject index 599

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